Pr. James Moshier steps “into the ring” to discuss his homily delivered at the 2015 Spring Pastors Conference in Kearney, Nebraska. When the risen Lord Jesus works a great catch of fish and when He instructs Peter to feed His lambs (John 21:1-17), we also receive Jesus’ admonition to pastors to feed the flock through faithful, lifelong catechesis. It might even include something called “liturgical trivia.”
We continue discussing the conflicts between the estates of church and home with Pr. Joe Abrahamson. Why do pastors solemnize marriages as “agents of the state”? What place or interest does the church have in weddings and marriage? How does forgiveness take place in the home? What some cautions to hearing the confession of other people?
Read Read Pr. Abrahamson’s Bible study: “The Three Outposts, Your Mission: Study 6 – Church and Home”
In this installment of our series with Pr. Joe Abrahamson, we begin discussing areas of overlap and conflict between the three estates. Here we discuss the very real and timely overlaps and conflicts between the estate of the home (family) and the estate of the church.
Read Pr. Abrahamson’s Bible study: “The Three Outposts, Your Mission: Study 6 – Church and Home”
Pr. Joshua Scheer joins us to discuss the sinful and unbiblical removal of pastors from their congregations. What non-Scriptural reasons do some congregations give for removing their pastors from their God-given calls? What are true, Biblical ways in which a pastor may/should be removed from his call? How do the Ten Commandments enlighten us on what’s going on here?
Read Pr. Scheer’s article, “Sinful Removal of Pastors – Let Me Count the Ways…”
Pr. Charlie Henrickson joins us to give a tribute to the late Rev. Dr. Ronald Feuerhahn (1937-2015), a respected professor, churchman, and father in the faith. We also get to hear the homily, by Pr. Scott Bruzek, delivered at Dr. Feuerhahn’s “Service of Praise and Thanksgiving” held at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, MO, on March 17, 2015 (audio courtesy of Concordia Seminary).
Read Pr. Henrickson’s post, The Funeral of Dr. Ronald Feuerhahn.
Does it make any difference how a pastor dresses? What should a pastor wear–clerical collar, business suit, or the latest colorful fashion? Pr. Karl Weber joins us to discuss his article, “Does Your Pastor Dress as a Shepherd or a Sheep?” Clothing may do more than just “make the man” of the pastor; it may actually send a message. And there may even be something Biblical about how a pastor dresses.
Read Pr. Karl Weber’s article, “Does Your Pastor Dress as a Shepherd or a Sheep?”
In this installment of our discussion with Pr. Joe Abrahamson, we take up the Office of the Ministry and how God calls His people to support the livelihood of their pastors. We also discuss matters of excommunication and church discipline, as well as answer a question submitted to steadfastlutherans.org.
Read Pr. Abrahamson’s Bible Study, “The Three Outposts, Your Mission: Study 4” on the Church.